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Virginia football puts three on All-ACC first team

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Mizzell lands honorable mention honors as well

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Three Virginia Cavaliers football players earned first-team All-ACC honors for 2016: safety Quin Blanding, linebacker Micah Kiser, and punter Nick Conte.

Running back Taquan Mizzell was named to the honorable mention list.

The 2016 honors are the second straight year that Blanding and Kiser have been on the first team. They are the first pair of Cavaliers to earn back-to-back first-team accolades since Thomas Jones and Noel Lamontagne in the late 1990s.

Conte made the first team thanks to a punting average of 44.3 yards per punt this season—first in the ACC and 17th nationally. Thirty-four of Conte’s punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, which leads all FBS players.

Mizzell finished his career at UVA with 1,500 yards rushing and 1,500 yards receiving, becoming the first player in ACC history to do both. He is also the ACC’s career record holder for receptions by a running back, with 195.

The full lists are below.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

WR, Mike Williams, R-Jr., Clemson, 131 pts
WR, Amba Etta-Tawo, R-Sr., Syracuse, 125
WR, Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina, 107
TE, Jordan Leggett, Sr., Clemson, 95
T, Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State, 118
T, Mitch Hyatt, So., Clemson, 104
G, Tyrone Crowder, R-Jr., Clemson, 104
G, Dorian Johnson, Sr., Pittsburgh, 88
C, Jay Guillermo, R-Sr., Clemson, 86
QB, Lamar Jackson, So., Louisville, 125
RB, Dalvin Cook, Jr., Florida State, 139
RB, James Conner, R-Jr., Pittsburgh, 119
PK, Mike Weaver, R-Jr., Wake Forest, 47
Sp., Quadree Henderson, So., Pittsburgh, 103

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DE, DeMarcus Walker, Sr., Florida State, 125
DE, Ejuan Price, R-Sr., Pittsburgh, 107
DT, Carlos Watkins, R-Sr., Clemson, 113
DT, Woody Baron, Sr., Virginia Tech, 79
LB, Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson, 131
LB, Micah Kiser, Jr., Virginia, 99
LB, Devonte Fields, Sr., Louisville, 70
CB, Tarvarus McFadden, So., Florida State, 113
CB, Cordrea Tankersley, Sr., Clemson, 97
S, Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia, 100
S, Jadar Johnson, Sr., Clemson, 94
P, Nicholas Conte, Sr., Virginia, 118

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

WR, Isaiah Ford, Jr., Virginia Tech, 103
WR, Travis Rudolph, Jr., Florida State, 81
WR, Ahmmon Richards, Fr., Miami , 50
TE, Cole Hikutini, Sr., Louisville, 62
T, Adam Bisnowaty, R-Sr., Pittsburgh, 88
T, Jon Heck, Sr., North Carolina, 57
G, Tony Adams, Jr., NC State, 54
G, Kareem Are, R-Sr., Florida State, 54
C, Lucas Crowley, Sr., North Carolina, 64
QB, Deshaun Watson, Jr., Clemson, 102
RB, Matthew Dayes, Sr., NC State, 79
RB, Wayne Gallman, R-Jr., Clemson, 73
PK, Greg Huegel, R-So., Clemson, 39
Sp., T.J. Logan, Sr., North Carolina, 57

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DE, Harold Landry, Jr., Boston College, 92
DE, Christian Wilkins, So., Clemson, 72
DT, Dexter Lawrence, Fr., Clemson, 67
DT, DeAngelo Brown, Sr., Louisville, 66
LB, Marquel Lee, Sr., Wake Forest, 64
LB, Keith Kelsey, Sr., Louisville, 56
LB, Tremaine Edmunds, So., Virginia Tech, 47
CB, Jaire Alexander, So., Louisville, 80
CB, Corn Elder, Sr., Miami, 53
S, Jordan Whitehead, So., Pittsburgh, 54
S, Jessie Bates, Fr., Wake Forest, 42
P, Justin Vogel, Sr., Miami, 78

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE

WR, Artavis Scott, Jr., Clemson, 46
WR, James Quick, Sr., Louisville, 44
WR, Stacy Coley, Sr., Miami, 30
TE, Bucky Hodges, R-Jr., Virginia Tech, 52
T, Brian O’Neill, R-So., Pittsburgh, 35
T, Jonathan McLaughlin, Sr., Virginia Tech, 33
G, Augie Conte, R-Sr., Virginia Tech, 48
G, Danny Isidora, Sr., Miami, 43
C, Freddie Burden, R-Sr., Georgia Tech, 27
QB, Mitch Trubisky, Jr., North Carolina, 29
RB, Mark Walton, So., Miami, 59
RB, Elijah Hood, Jr., North Carolina, 40
PK, Joey Slye, Jr., Virginia Tech, 37
Sp., Brisly Estime, Sr., Syracuse, 32

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE

DE, Bradley Chubb, Jr., NC State, 64
DE, Duke Ejiofor, R-Jr., Wake Forest, 37
DT, Derrick Nnadi, Jr., Florida State, 65
DT, Nazair Jones, Jr., North Carolina, 33
LB, Ben Humphreys, So., Duke, 46
LB, Andrew Motuapuaka, R-Jr., Virginia Tech, 41
LB, Zaire Franklin, Jr., Syracuse, 40
CB, Greg Stroman, Jr., Virginia Tech, 45
CB, Breon Borders, Sr., Duke, 37
S, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr., Louisville, 38
S, Chucky Williams, Jr., Louisville, 34
P, Sterling Hofrichter, Fr.-R, Syracuse, 30

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

WR, Ervin Philips, Jr., Syracuse, 29
WR, Quadree Henderson, So., Pittsburgh, 22
WR, Bug Howard, Sr., North Carolina, 20
TE, Jaylen Samuels, Jr., NC State, 24
TE, David Njoku, R-So., Miami , 22
T, Geron Christian, So., Louisville, 31
G, Wilson Bell, R-Jr., Florida State, 33
G, Wyatt Teller, R-Jr., Virginia Tech, 23
G, Khalil Hunter, Sr., Louisville, 21
C, Alec Eberle, R-So., Florida State, 24
C, Joe Scelfo, Gr-Tfr., NC State, 22
RB, Taquan Mizzell, Sr., Virginia, 30
PK, Harrison Butker, Sr., Georgia Tech, 34
PK, Chris Blewitt, Sr., Pittsburgh, 34
PK, Michael Badgley, Jr., Miami , 31
PK, Ricky Aguayo, Fr., Florida State, 30
PK, Nick Weiler, Sr., North Carolina, 27
Sp., Ryan Switzer, Sr., North Carolina, 26
Sp., Ray-Ray McCloud, So., Clemson, 20

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

DE, Ken Ekanem, Sr., Virginia Tech, 25
DE, James Hearns, R-Jr., Louisville, 22
DT, Demarcus Christmas, R-So., Florida State, 25
DT, Patrick Gamble, R-Sr., Georgia Tech, 23
DT, Tyrique Jarrett, Sr., Pittsburgh, 21
LB, Andre Smith, So., North Carolina, 37
LB, Matt Milano, Sr., Boston College, 37
LB, Kendall Joseph, R-So., Clemson, 32
LB, Connor Strachan, Jr., Boston College, 31
LB, Joe Giles-Harris, Fr., Duke, 25
LB, Shaquille Quarterman, R-Fr., Miami , 24
LB, Parris Bennett, Jr., Syracuse, 23
CB, Marquez White, Sr., Florida State, 28
CB, Des Lawrence, Sr., North Carolina, 27
CB, M.J. Stewart, Jr., North Carolina, 24
S, Josh Jones, Jr., NC State, 28
S, Terrell Edmunds, R-So., Virginia Tech, 28
S, Chuck Clark, Sr., Virginia Tech, 23
S, Rayshawn Jenkins, R-Sr., Miami , 23
S, Van Smith, So., Clemson, 21
P, Dom Maggio, Fr., Wake Forest, 23